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Tennis Stars Fight Off Upsets at Australian Open

By Jim McCoy Wed 21st January Sports
An agitated Roger Federer spat out the question that Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova easily could have asked the players who pushed them to the limits in the second round of the Australian Open. "Do you have to be that close?" Federer snapped at a TV cameraman hovering nearby as he received medical advice after losing a set on Wednesday. For Nadal and Sharapova, the nuisance waRead More »

4-Foot-4 Driver, Chili Bowl Winner Abreu To Race In NASCAR

By Jim McCoy Tue 20th January SportsNASCARRico Abreu
USAC Midget champion Rico Abreu will make his NASCAR K&N Pro Series East debut in 2015 and race all 14 series events. Abreu, an open wheel standout, signed with HScott Motorsports with Justin Marks. Abreu will continue to race open wheel events. The 22-year-old Californian driver is just 4-foot-4 and weighs less than 100 pounds.Read More »

Five Former Winners In Boston Marathon Field

By Jim McCoy Tue 20th January Sports2015 Boston Marathon
Five former winners have committed to run this year's Boston Marathon. Principal sponsor John Hancock Financial announced Tuesday that 2013 men's winner Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia and 2012 winner Wesley Korir of Kenya will join a field that includes defending champion Meb Keflezighi, the first American man to win since 1983. On the women's side, 2012 winner Sharon Cherop and 2011 Read More »

Monday Sports Minute; Australian Open, NBA, Skiing, Etc.

By Jim McCoy Mon 19th January Sports
UNDATED (AP) - This year's Super Bowl will feature New England against Seattle. The Patriots advanced with a 45-7 win over the Colts yesterday in the AFC championship game while the defending league champion Seahawks beat the Packers, in overtime, 28-22 to win the NFC crown.Read More »

Did The Patriots Use Underinflated Footballs?

NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy says the NFL is investigating whether the Patriots deflated footballs used in their AFC championship game victory over the Colts. McCarthy said Monday morning he cannot provide any other information now. The inquiry was first reported by the website for WTHR-TV in Indiana, citing an unnamed source. The NFL rule book says "it is the responsibiRead More »

Two NFL Owners Respond To Boy's Letters

By Jim McCoy Fri 16th January Sports
A 12-year-old Oklahoma boy looking for an NFL team to root for now has two to choose from. Cade Pope needed help deciding which NFL team to support, so he wrote letters to the owners of all 32 teams asking why they deserve his loyalty. Cade heard first from Carolina Panthers founder and owner Jerry Richardson, who sent a handwritten note as well as a replica Panthers helmet signRead More »

Ace Lefty Re-Signs With Tigers

By Jim McCoy Fri 16th January SportsDavid PriceDetroit Tigers
A person with knowledge of the deal says David Price has reached a $19.75 million, one-year agreement with the Detroit Tigers, avoiding arbitration. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Friday because the deal has not been announced.Read More »

Thursday Sports Minute: NFL Coaching Hires, Coroporate Logos In The NBA, Etc.

By Jim McCoy Thu 15th January Sports
sors UNDATED (AP) - Several NFL teams have new coaches. The Jets name Arizona defensive coordinator Todd Bowles as head coach. Long time 49ers defensive line coach Jim Tomsula jumps a few spots to become head coach and the Raiders opt for Denver defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio. Three teams, Denver, Atlanta and Chicago, still have openings.Read More »

Timbers Draft Brother of Team USA Defender

By Jim McCoy Thu 15th January SportsMLS Super Draft
If the fruit doesn't fall far from the tree, the Portland Timbers will have added another key piece as they seek to return to the Major League Soccer playoffs.Read More »

Ducks D-lineman Is Going Too

By Jim McCoy Wed 14th January Sports
Oregon defensive lineman Arik Armstead has declared his eligibility for the NFL draft. The school's website announced that Armstead filed paperwork to make in official Tuesday. The 6-foot-8, 290-pound junior said in a statement that he's ready to test himself at the next level.Read More »

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